Grammy-winning singer Anita Pointer, 74, passed away on Saturday from cancer, her publicist said. She was a part of the Pointer Sisters, whose songs in the 1970s and 1980s included “I’m So Excited,” “Jump (For My Love),” and “Fire.”
Roger Neal, a publicist, said that Pointer died at her home in Beverly Hills, where she was surrounded by her family.
“While we are deeply saddened by Anita’s death, we are comforted by the fact that she is now with her daughter Jada and her sisters June and Bonnie and at peace,” said a statement signed by her four closest living relatives: her sister Ruth, her brothers Aaron and Fritz, and her granddaughter Roxie McKain Pointer. “She was the one who kept all of us close and together for so long. Her love for our family will live on in each of us. Please give us privacy during this time of grief and loss. Heaven is a more loving and beautiful place with Anita there.”
Fans are quite interested to know about her personal life including her husband and how much did she worth.
Anita Pointer’s Husband: She Was Married Twice
Anita Pointer was married more than once but only had one child. David Harper was her very first husband. On December 11, 1965, the pair exchanged their wedding vows. At the time, Anita was just 17 years old.
Exactly a year later, Anita gave birth to her sole child, a daughter she called Jada Pointer. Tragically, her daughter lost away in 2003, at the age of 37. Roxie McKain Pointer, Anita’s granddaughter, was raised by her. The Pointer Sisters’ song “Jada,” which was on their first album, was inspired by Her Daughter. After only a year of marriage, she filed for divorce from her first spouse. Richard Gonzalez was the husband she wed for a second time. On October 25, 1981, they said “I do.” However, following his passing in 1999, she found herself a widow.
Anita Pointer’s Net Worth
It is speculated that Anita Pointer was worth $5 million. When she was at the height of her career as a musician, she made a lot of money.
Anita was the second oldest of four sisters. In 1969, June and Bonnie started performing as a duo. Soon after, Anita quit her job as a secretary and joined the group, making it a trio.
She and her sisters became famous in 1973 when Anita’s song “Yes We Can Can” reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1974, Pointer’s writing skills helped the group start making music history when “Fairytale” became a hit on the country music charts. This made The Pointer Sisters the first black female group to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. “Fairytale” earned the group its first Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group and a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song of the Year in 1975.
Ruth is the only one of the original singing sisters who is still alive, so the Pointer Sisters became a quartet for a while. However, Bonnie left the group in the late 1970s, and they went back to being a trio. Fritz and Aaron are the two brothers who are still alive among the Pointer sisters.